Viewing Exceptions Stack trace in Visual Studio Integrated Application Insights Search

Viewing Exceptions Stack trace in Visual Studio Integrated Application Insights Search

The recent updates of Application Insights tool for Visual Studio now supporting viewing stack trace inside the Application Insights Search  window.  Open an instance of Visual Studio, from the main menu, navigation to View –> Other Windows –>  Search Applications Insights . This will bring the “Application Insights Search” window dialog.

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With the recent updates you can also see the product exception directly inside Visual Studio.

filter out the Exception traces from the Application Insights data, then click on them for details. In the last section of the details section will contain the Exception details with the available stack track.


With this you can easily identify exception details of your running app inside the Visual Studio itself.


For any specific exception, if you have the right version of solution open in Visual Studio, you would be navigated to the code base directly from the Search tool.



All in all, this is a really great addition to the tooling support for Application Insights.  It will really streamline the production support process when its come for rapidly identify defect and fixing the same.

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